discredit

  • 1 discrédit — [ diskredi ] n. m. • 1719; de discréditer 1 ♦ Vieilli Diminution, perte du crédit dont jouissait une valeur. Discrédit des assignats. ⇒ baisse. 2 ♦ Mod. Diminution de la confiance, de l estime dont jouissait une personne, une idée. ⇒… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 discredit — DISCRÉDIT s.n. (Rar) Pierdere sau micşorare a prestigiului, a consideraţiei, a influenţei, a încrederii de care se bucură cineva sau ceva. – Din fr. discrédit. Trimis de RACAI, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  DISCRÉDIT s. v. compromitere,… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 discredit — I noun animadversion, aspersion, attaint, baseness, castigation, censure, condemnation, contumely, criticism, debasement, dedecus, degradation, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval, disbelief, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Discredit — Dis*cred it, n. [Cf. F. discr[ e]dit.] 1. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, some degree of dishonor or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 discrédit — DISCRÉDIT, s. masc. Diminution, perte de crédit. Les billets d un tel tombent dans le discrédit. Ses lettres de change sont dans le discrédit …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 6 discredit — [v1] blame, detract from blow up*, bring into disrepute, bring to naught, censure, defame, degrade, destroy, disconsider, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, disprove, explode, expose, frown upon*, knock bottom out of*, mudsling* …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 discredit — [dis kred′it] vt. 1. to reject as untrue; disbelieve 2. to be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on [their earlier lies discredit anything they may say] 3. to damage the credit or reputation of; disgrace n. 1. absence or loss of …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Discredit — Dis*cred it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discrediting}.] [Cf. F. discr[ e]diter.] 1. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of credibility;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Discredīt — Discredīt, Mangel an Credit od. an Zutrauen. Discreditiren, in schlimmen Ruf bringen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 Discredit — Discredit, Mangel an Zutrauen; discreditiren, jemanden um das Zutrauen bringen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11 discredit — 1550s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) opposite of + CREDIT (Cf. credit). Related: Discredited; discrediting; discreditable; discreditably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 discredit — ► VERB (discredited, discrediting) 1) harm the good reputation of. 2) cause (an idea or piece of evidence) to seem false or unreliable. ► NOUN ▪ loss or lack of reputation. DERIVATIVES discreditable adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 discredit — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun VERB + DISCREDIT ▪ bring, reflect ▪ By telling lies he brought discredit upon the Army. ▪ Your failure reflects no discredit upon you you did your best. ▪ bring sth into …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 DISCRÉDIT — s. m. Diminution, perte de crédit. Il se dit Des personnes et Des choses, au propre et au figuré. Les billets d un tel tombent dans le discrédit, en discrédit. Les lettres de change de ce négociant sont dans le discrédit. Le discrédit des billets …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 discredit — n. 1) to bring discredit on, to 2) a discredit to (a discredit to one s family) * * * [dɪs kredɪt] to to bring discredit on a discredit to (a discredit to one s family) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 discredit — dis|cred|it1 [dısˈkredıt] v [T] 1.) to make people stop respecting or trusting someone or something ▪ The company s lawyers tried to discredit her testimony. 2.) to make people stop believing in a particular idea ▪ Some of Freud s theories have… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 discredit — I UK [dɪsˈkredɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms discredit : present tense I/you/we/they discredit he/she/it discredits present participle discrediting past tense discredited past participle discredited 1) to harm someone s reputation She… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 discredit — [[t]dɪskre̱dɪt[/t]] discredits, discrediting, discredited 1) VERB To discredit someone or something means to cause them to lose people s respect or trust. [V n] ...a secret unit within the company that had been set up to discredit its major rival …

    English dictionary

  • 19 discredit — 1 verb (T) 1 to make people stop respecting or trusting someone or something: Black s remarks were taken out of context in an effort to discredit him. 2 to make people stop believing in a particular idea: Some of Freud s theories have now been… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 discredit — I. transitive verb Date: 1559 1. to refuse to accept as true or accurate ; disbelieve < discredit a rumor > 2. to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of < a discredited theory > 3. to deprive of good repute ; disgrace …

    New Collegiate Dictionary